Hello and welcome to a Lovely Blog Hop!
I am kicking things off today and I am so happy you joined us!
We have some very talented ladies in our line up today and we hope you enjoy our projects! As I’m sure you can guess, the theme of our hop is a Valentine theme. Each one of us has come up with a valentine project to share with you.
Today I’m going to share how I decorated my mantel. Now you may remember the Valentine Fireplace Mantel that I decorated with the wreath Holly sent me for Craft for a cause, check it out here if you need to be brought up to speed. Since it was only short term, I had to come up with something else. So here is what I came up with….
The white window I salvaged from our lake cottage. I brought it home, sanded it and painted it a bright white. I absolutely LOVE having it up on our mantel. When I nabbed it up, everyone thought I was crazy, but now that it’s up there. They are all jealous!
The two paintings are canvases that I painted a long time ago, even before I met my husband. I painted them to decorate my house. To be honest, I think painting canvases is the best way to decorate a house. They are meaningful because you put your heart into it, they are inexpensive, and easy!
So on to my trusty topiary. I created this last year and it was a big hit. It stored nicely, so I pulled it out again! Details on my old blog here.
The heart banner I made with the Silhouette as well. I placed hearts on the page and then used the “fill” button. After they were all cut out, I literally ran them through the sewing machine. Just pushed them on through!
Way down at the other end, are dried hydrangeas that my Nana gave me. Can you see them? Hydrangeas are one of my very favorite flowers. My Nana loves to dry them and use them as decorations.
So there you have it my friends a brand new Valentine mantel. I most certainly miss my wreath from Holly, but maybe I’ll make one some day or better yet, Holly will make me my very own for my birthday, wink wink*.
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One of you will win a magnetic board kit, like the one we made at Craft for a cause. Enter below
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